Andrew Ford, of Weymouth

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Andrew Ford, of Weymouth

Nicknames: "Andrew Forde"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Ford and Elizabeth Fourde
Husband of Eleanor Ford and Ellinor Ford
Father of Prudence Lincoln; Andrew Ford, Jr.; Joseph Ford; Mary Whitman; Samuel Ford and 8 others

Managed by: Whit Ford
Last Updated:

About Andrew Ford, of Weymouth

Andrew Ford Sr. of Weymouth born circa 1620 at England and was christened on Feb 24, 1629 in St. Bartholomew Cathedral, The Great, London, England (needs citation) and died on 4 March 1693 at Hingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Alternative spellings of his name include Fourde and Fford.

Married:

  1. circa 1646 to Ellinor Lovell, daughter of Robert Lovell and Elizabeth (?)

Children include: (cite2)

  1. Sarah Ford d. 28 May 1672
  2. Andrew Ford Jr+ b. c 1650/51, d. 24 Aug 1725
  3. Samuel Ford b. 13 Jul 1656
  4. Nathaniel Ford b. 13 Mar 1658
  5. Ebenezer Ford b. 18 Mar 1660
  6. Silence Ford b. 13 Nov 1661
  7. Prudence Ford b. 22 Dec 1663
  8. Jacob Ford b. 20 Feb 1666
  9. Elizabeth Ford b. 2 Nov 1667
  10. Israel Ford b. 7 Jun 1670

son James Ford listed in will below but not in Savage (cite2).

-------- Christened on Feb 24, 1629 in St. Bartholomew Cathedral, The Great, London, England. Original source list birth after Christening. (WRONG). Alternate spelling FOURDE

Notes

The exact date of Andrew Sr's arrival in America is not known. He stated in 1673 that he was one of the original inhabitants and purchasers of Weymouth, Mass. But he was not included in the first land division, 1636, but he did appear in one made in 1642-44. Hence, it seems likely that he came during the great migration of 1638-39 or perhaps a year or two earlier. He was included as a landowner in a record sometime between October 26, 1642 and May 21, 1644.

  • This is per the writings of "Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass."

Andrew was one of the original purchasers of the town of Weymouth. He also held large tracts of land comprising 7 acres in the East Field, Lot # 65 in the 2nd division containing 18 acres, a large lot of land in the Great Cedar Swamp and 5 or 6 acres of common land. In the Plymouth Colony and County Deed Records are found large tracts of land. He was a prominent man in the community. A portion of land known as "Ffords Farm" was incorporated into the town of Abington, Mass. His will was probated March of 1693 in Hingham, Mass. where he died. he also owned a tract of land in Quinne Poge. Andrew was made a freeman in 1654. He owned much land and was a partner with his brother-in-law, James Lovell. His will, probated in Boston 23 Mar 1692/3 follows. (unedited)

Will

Known all men by these p sents that I Andrew fflord Sen late of the Town of Weymouth now Residen in Hingham in the province of the Massachusetts bay in New England being under infirmities of age but a disposing Judgment and memory do make this my last will & testament in manner following. I commend my Soule in to the hands of God and my body to decent burial resting in hope that God will raise me up a gaine gloriously And as for the temporall estate God hath made me Steward of after the payment of my Just debts & furnerall charges I dispose of the same as followeth. I p. I give and bequeth unto my son Israel ford my dwelling house out housing &* Oarchard with about twenty acres of upland & Swampland thereunto belonging to him his heires and assignes forever. Item I give to my Son Israel ford his heires and assignes for ever my Lott of eighten acres in the upper or second Division of lots in waymoth also I give my said son Israel ford his heirs and assignes for ever all my right and interest in a share of land in the late Colony of Plimoth which is yet undivided with all my cattle swine sheep and other beasts. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Nathaniel ford his heires and assignes for ever fifteen acres of upland be it more or less part upon which land his dwelling house and barn now standeth and also I give unto my said son tow hundred acres of wood land being part of a tract of land at a place called Quinne poge Item I give to my son Andrew ford twelve pence to be payed by my executors which said twelve pence with what I have formerly giuen to him I Judge a sufficient portion for him Item I give to my son James ford his heires and assigns for ever tow hundred acres of my tract of land at a place called Quinne poge neare New Roxbery which tract of land with what I have already giuen him I Judge a sufficient portion for him Item I give to the heirs of my son Joseph ford deceased on (sic) shilling to be paid by my executors which shilling with what I have formerly giuen to my said son Joseph I judge a sufficient portion - allso I give to my son Ebenezer ford twelve pence to payed by my executors which said twelve pence with what I have given to him I Judge a sufficient portion for him. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Samuell ford two hundred acres of that tract of Land at Quinne poge to him his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give to my daughter Mary Whitman her heirs and assignes forever one hundred acres of my tract of land at Quinne poge allso I give to my daughter Silence her heires and assignes for ever one hundred acres of my said tract of land at Quinne poge Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Prudence Lincoln the wife of Joseph Lincoln to her heires and assignes for ever halfe a share of land lying in the late Colony of Plimoth which is yet undivided it being about fifty acres of land and also one hundred acres lying at Quinne poge. Item I give unto my daughter Elisabeth her heires and assignes for ever one hundred acres of land at Quinne poge. Allso I give to my daughter Sarah her heires and assignes for ever one hundred acres of my tract of land at Quinne poge. Allso I give unto my five daughters above mentioned as a Legacy twenty & five pounds in goods or Country pay at price currant to be payed twenty shillings a piece within one yeare after my decease And so every yeare yearely untell the said twenty and five pounds shall be payed unto them theire severall heires or assignes And my will is that my son Nathaniell ford shall pay one third part of the said twenty & five pounds and my son Israel ford to pay the rest in manner quality and time as before mentioned And my will is that what daughters of myne shall be unmarried at my decease shall have liberty to dwell in my house and to have accomadations for fire wood and the use of house goods for their necessity whilst they are unmarried And I do give and bequeth unto my child mentions in this my last will and testament all the rest & remainder of my tract of Land att Qunni poge to be equally dived amongst them to their severall heirs & assigns for ever. And I do appoint and ordain my two son *(to wit) my son Nathaniel ford and my son Israel ford to be Joynt Executors to this my last will and testament. And I do hereby revoke renounce frustrate and make void all & every will or wills here tofore by me made eigher by word or writing and this to be taken for my last will and testament and no other. In witnes whereof I the said Andrew ford have hereunto set my hand and seale this twenty fifth day of febuary an Dom. on thousand six hundred ninety & two or three Signed sealed published and declered in the p send the mark A of us Andrew Ford Daid Hobart Jacob Beale Epherim (mark) Line By the Hon W. Stoughton Esq This Will presented by Nathaniel Ford and Israel Ford the Executors therein named David Hobart and Ephraim Lane personally appearing made oath that they were present and did see Andrew Ford the Testator Signe and Seale and heard him publish this Instrument to be his last Will and Testament and that when he so did he was of sound disposing mind to their best descerning Jura Cor. W Stoughton Boston March 23th 1692/93.

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Citations

  1. [S91] John Farmer, A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England, p. 101.
  2. [S36] James Savage, Genalogical Dictionary, I-IV.
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Andrew Ford, of Weymouth's Timeline

1620
1620
London, England
1629
February 24, 1629
Age 9
London,, England
February 24, 1629
Age 9
St. Bartholomew, The Great, London, England
1646
1646
Age 26
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA
1649
1649
Age 29
1650
1650
Age 30
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1652
1652
Age 32
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
1653
1653
Age 33
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States
1656
July 30, 1656
Age 36
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States
1658
March 31, 1658
Age 38
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts